Robert Miller

The world of library science has changed dramatically since Robert Miller entered it more than 30 years ago—and nowhere is that change more evident than at UMUC. Today, a trip to the library doesn’t mean perusing towering shelves of dusty volumes. Instead, an online portal offers access to more than 75,000 electronic journals and 20,000 e-books, all via the World Wide Web.Continue Reading

News That Is Still Fit To Print

UMUC alumna and Post-Newsweek Media Inc. CEO Karen Acton makes the case for community newspapers

Karen Acton launched her career with a UMUC degree in accounting, intent on getting a nice, stable numbers job. Along the way she happened upon journalism. Now, as the new CEO of Post-Newsweek Media Inc., she finds herself defending a business she loves that, these days, is anything but stable.Continue Reading

The Smithsonian Institution Forms Education Alliance With UMUC

Two-year agreement will provide employees, spouses and dependents access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum

Adelphi, Md. — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to offer its 6,000 employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue continuing education at UMUC. This new two-year agreement makes UMUC the first university to formalize an education alliance with the Smithsonian.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Team Wins Silver In Global Cyberlympics

UMUC’s Cyber Padawans competed against eight teams at the world finals in Miami

Adelphi, Md. — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cybersecurity students, faculty and alumni from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—took home second-place honors at the Global CyberLympics in Miami on Oct. 29. The Cyber Padawans won the right to represent North America and compete in the world championship by defeating almost 80 teams in regional competition in September. A team from the Netherlands, called “HACK.ERS” and representing Europe, won the world title, with UMUC finishing ahead of teams from Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Nigeria and Sri Lanka.Continue Reading

Javier Miyares Appointed President Of University Of Maryland University College

Cuban-born immigrant named to top position at national leader in distance learning and online higher education.

Adelphi, Md. — James L. Shea, chair of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents, today announced the appointment of Javier Miyares as president of University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Miyares has served UMUC as acting president since February 22, 2012, and has been a member of the UMUC management team for more than 10 years. The appointment is effective today. Continue Reading

UMUC To Unveil New Location At Quantico During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Located at Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford, Va., this student service center will open for a facility preview on Sept. 26


University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in celebration of its new location — UMUC at Quantico. On hand to cut the ribbon and offer remarks will be Javier Miyares, UMUC acting president. UMUC at Quantico — designed to help meet the educational needs of the more than 12,000 military members and dependents stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico and the surrounding community — will open to the public on Oct. 1.Continue Reading